Library reading room

Stephen H. Hart Research Center

Now Open by Appointment Only

The Stephen H. Hart Research Center is now open by appointment on Mondays—for History Colorado members only—and on Wednesdays and Fridays for all. Researchers can fill out this form to request an appointment, or email cosearch@state.co.us with any questions.

***The Research Center will be closed on Monday, October 5th***

In addition, the Stephen H. Hart Research Center staff are happy to help with virtual assistance. Email cosearch@state.co.us

Please select from the following to engage our services:

Research

To get your research started, it may be helpful to explore our collection. We recommend searching our online collection for your research topic using a variety of search terms. Although currently limited, we also offer a research service for the History Colorado collection for a fee. 

If you need assistance with your research,  please email us at cosearch@state.co.us where a staff member will field your request M-F 10am-4pm.

A woman, possibly Blanche M. McFann, sits at a desk in an office at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph building at 1421 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado.

A woman, possibly Blanche M. McFann, associated with the operator's training school program of the Mountain States Telephone Company. (Object ID: 90.259.14)

Request a Reproduction

If you are requesting a reproduction, please search the catalogs first, and then fill out a reproduction request form and submit it to photos@state.co.us. Learn more about reproduction services and policies.

Please note that some orders may be delayed at this time, and we appreciate your patience.

Visit the Janis Falkenberg Reading Room

Starting July 6th, the Stephen H. Hart Research Center will be open by appointment on Mondays—for History Colorado members only—and on Wednesdays and Fridays for all. Researchers can fill out this form to request an appointment or email cosearch@state.co.us with any questions. Be advised that access to some artifacts may require the submission of an additional form and take several weeks to arrange. 

The Stephen H. Hart Research Center is free of charge and open to the public. Archives, photographs, and artifacts are available (some restrictions apply) for viewing and research in the Janis Falkenberg Reading Room in the Stephen H. Hart Research Center. The Research Center is located on the 2nd floor of the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway. Prior to visiting, please acquaint yourself with the Reading Room Procedures and Policies.

Appointments are required, and must be requested via the Appointment Request Form at least 24 hours prior to intended visit. Requested appointments must be confirmed by staff prior to visit.

In the meantime, enjoy some new offerings in The Collection and in our Digital Experiences

Virtual Program: InSights & InPerson: How-To Discover Genealogy Gems in History Colorado’s Collections
Virtually explore History Colorado’s family history resources in a program for genealogists of all experience levels. History Colorado’s collections include a wealth of materials for anyone interested in their Colorado roots. In preparation for the holiday season, this program will also include some gift ideas focused on featuring your family’s history.
Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 12:00PM — 1:00PM
Register on Zoom for this event

We are here to help!  
Please email us at cosearch@state.co.us if you need research assistance.